There is snow! I was up today with my boys and saw a lot of SPAC faithful having a good time all while a lot of snow was falling. As a reminder, training starts next week! You should be seeing an email with your Smartsheet very soon; please fill this out right away, ideally for the whole season, as to when you plan to be there or not. This is essential for the coaches to plan accordingly for each week, ensuring the best setup for all the kids. Also, if you are waiting on a jacket that you ordered, those should be coming in soon, hopefully before the end of the month.
With our first race less than a month away, volunteer registration is now open for all races for the season.
This year, to better facilitate volunteer sign-ups, we’ll be using a new tool. Please take a few minutes to review available positions and get signed up!
2. To register for a race, you need to sign up for a family account by clicking in the top right corner of the page and selecting “Sign Up”. This will send you a confirmation mail. You need to click the link in the mail to validate your account prior to signing up for a position. Note: please use one account per family (you can add multiple volunteers – e.g. both parents — to the account).
3. When logged in you can quickly find a position you want by using the filters on the Volunteering page. When you have found a position click the green Register button and you’ll be registered for the position!
As a reminder, our program is funded not only with the rates we pay, but just as importantly with our time. The time we spend is what enables us to put on the races, which are amazing events for our athletes and others in our region and which make money for our club. Our club is a non-profit and it’s important for us to participate in supporting our athletes. Besides, volunteering at races is a lot of fun! Every family in the competitive program is required to volunteer a certain number of hours. For reference, our official volunteer policy can be found here. You can also find details on volunteer positions here.
If you have any questions or ideas/feedback on how the experience can be better, don’t hesitate to email me.
Lastly, if your company does matching for time you donate, don’t forget to log your volunteer hours with your company!